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Is this a normal occurrence on these sets? One column has yellow pixels and one column has purple pixels. Pictures are in this thread.

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Yes, it's how the display is driven. lots of little lights and they blend colors to make others.


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There have been other people here who bought "New In Box" Panasonics from Sears Outlet only to discover they weren't really new and were either returns or display units with hundred of hours on them.

Did you check the TV's Hours when you first got it? Was it zero?



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Yep it was zero and untouched I guess it was sitting back in the warehouse manufacturing date is October 2013.
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Yep it was zero and untouched I guess it was sitting back in the warehouse manufacturing date is October 2013.
Wow, that's a great score !

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Yes, it's how the display is driven. lots of little lights and they blend colors to make others.


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Do you guys wear magnifying glasses when watching these sets?


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Yes, it's how the display is driven. lots of little lights and they blend colors to make others.


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I have a lead on a s64. What should I look for? What is a good price?

Better to just buy a new Samsung plasma 5300?

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I have a lead on a s64. What should I look for? What is a good price?

Better to just buy a new Samsung plasma 5300?

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It depends. Which size? The S64 came in two sizes. New? Used? Floor model? Individual? How many hours (details on how, see page 1)? How much are you willing to pay? I own the 65" S64, which I bought at Sam's for $1288 new, which was down from the retail price of about $1500 IIRC. The sets later dropped $150 and the floor model sold for $900-something. I may have posted details in this thread last August or September. Hopefully this gives you some information to help with your decision.

As for the F5300, there are several threads for that set, so you can ask questions about it there. My understanding is that it is a good set. Unless you're getting a good deal on a used S64 with few hours on it, say, less than 3000 or so, I'd go with a new Samsung F5300. Just be aware that the 60" F5300 has a pentile display, the 51" and 64" sets apparently do not, but the 64" F5300 is not easy to find in stores from what I have read and experienced in my area. Pentile displays aren't necessarily bad, but some people do not like them because they can look more "pixelated" or have a "screen door" look to them. The folks in the thread can help you out, but there is a lot of info about this and the set in general over there.

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It depends. Which size? The S64 came in two sizes. New? Used? Floor model? Individual? How many hours (details on how, see page 1)? How much are you willing to pay? I own the 65" S64, which I bought at Sam's for $1288 new, which was down from the retail price of about $1500 IIRC. The sets later dropped $150 and the floor model sold for $900-something. I may have posted details in this thread last August or September. Hopefully this gives you some information to help with your decision.

As for the F5300, there are several threads for that set, so you can ask questions about it there. My understanding is that it is a good set. Unless you're getting a good deal on a used S64 with few hours on it, say, less than 3000 or so, I'd go with a new Samsung F5300. Just be aware that the 60" F5300 has a pentile display, the 51" and 64" sets apparently do not, but the 64" F5300 is not easy to find in stores from what I have read and experienced in my area. Pentile displays aren't necessarily bad, but some people do not like them because they can look more "pixelated" or have a "screen door" look to them. The folks in the thread can help you out, but there is a lot of info about this and the set in general over there.

Good luck!
And the 60" suffers from a pink hue issue as well. If the S64 is a 64", and in the hour range Tim said, get it. It is a much better TV.

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Wow, that's a great score !
Yeah thanks I ended up returning the 60 inch LG plasma I got even though I downgraded in size picture quality is much better plus I only sit 7-8 feet so 50" is plenty.

I made a mistake I did order from Sears Outlet but it didn't come from the outlet. I clicked on Non-Outlet items so it was actually from a Sears Department store you have to put in your zip code and see what's in stock in your area I saw a P55ST60 on there for $899 also new and it was gone in less then a day after being listed.
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Yeah thanks I ended up returning the 60 inch LG plasma I got even though I downgraded in size picture quality is much better plus I only sit 7-8 feet so 50" is plenty.

I made a mistake I did order from Sears Outlet but it didn't come from the outlet. I clicked on Non-Outlet items so it was actually from a Sears Department store you have to put in your zip code and see what's in stock in your area I saw a P55ST60 on there for $899 also new and it was gone in less then a day after being listed.
It seems like they are clearing out their old inventory. They will need to re-stock for the upcoming holiday season and Fall. When I think about it, late last November Sears had the P50S60 on sale for $599.00 which also included delivery and set up. What amazes me is that they still have new models of a set that was discontinued nearly eight months ago.


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If i had the disposable funds. I would track down one of these S60 or ST60 units... even if it was only a 50" and just keep it as a spare, or put it in my bedroom and piss off my wife for mounting a ginormous tv 7" from our pillows.

There will NOT be an equivalently nice tv in terms of PQ for the dollar as these Panasonic units for a very long time.. Even if and when OLED becomes dominant and surpasses plasma in terms of PQ, highly doubt you'll be able to buy a 50" OLED of any quality for $600 in the next decade.
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If i had the disposable funds. I would track down one of these S60 or ST60 units... even if it was only a 50" and just keep it as a spare, or put it in my bedroom and piss off my wife for mounting a ginormous tv 7" from our pillows.

There will NOT be an equivalently nice tv in terms of PQ for the dollar as these Panasonic units for a very long time.. Even if and when OLED becomes dominant and surpasses plasma in terms of PQ, highly doubt you'll be able to buy a 50" OLED of any quality for $600 in the next decade.
That is why I am babying this set. Hopefully it lasts 6-10 years for me!
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That is why I am babying this set. Hopefully it lasts 6-10 years for me!
Then I guess you'll be 'milking' it for all it's worth.


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That is why I am babying this set. Hopefully it lasts 6-10 years for me!

Yes, I'm definitely babying mine for this reason. I just fear it breaking and being irreplaceable.
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Yes, I'm definitely babying mine for this reason. I just fear it breaking and being irreplaceable.

Yeah I bought the Squaretrade but knowing that if it dies and the repair guy cant fix it I will have to shop around for something different.
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